Monday, February 6, 2017


TOKYO MOTOR FIST by Tokyo Motor Fist
(Frontier Records)

Take one part Danger Danger and add one part Trixrer then throw a killer rhythm section of Greg Smith (Ted Nugent, Rainbow, Alice Cooper) and Chuck Burgi (Rainbow, Blue Oyster Cult, Joe Lynn Turner) you simply can't go wrong! What you get is Tokyo Motor Fist. The band's self titled debut is a serious shot of melodic hard rock that is loaded with energetic riffs and passion.  It's great to hear well produced and written songs that hark back to the catchy tunes of the late 80s and early 90s.T he album kicks into full gear with a great rocker, "Pickin' Up The Pieces". The next song, "Love Me Insane" is an upbeat tune ready for blast off as an arena favorite.  Other highlights include, "Black And Blue", "Put Me To Shame" and "Fallin' Apart". Basically, if you're a Danger Danger fan of the era when Ted Poley was the lead singer, then this album should not disappoint. And if you just like great melodic hard rock then Tokyo Motor Fist is worth a listen. But, any way you slice it, the album is very well done and ripples throughout with some great harmony, hooks, and musicianship. There have been some great releases the past year or so that really bring back the spirit of 80's melodic rock which I still love. What sets this release and a few special others apart is that you can hear how much the musicians love performing and you can feel that energy coming off the album.  Tokyo Motor Fist deliver the goods on all fronts, vocals, guitars, drums, and that huge sound you thought was lost forever. Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society

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